Violinist Anaïs Chen and harpsichordist Johannes Keller met at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and have been performing as a duo since 2008. In 2010 they were the revelation at the International Young Artist’s Presentation during the Laus Polyphoniae festival. The Swiss duo bring a selection of virtuoso works from the 17th century, including music by Georg Muffat and Arcangelo Corelli.
L’Istante specializes in 17th- and 18th-century music, approaching the repertoire in two ways: on the one hand by painstakingly researching the sources and treatises, and on the other by confronting early music with the contemporary world in which it resounds today. The duo strive for historically informed performance, paying equal attention to both familiarand unfamiliar elements of early music.
Anaïs Chen, violin | Johannes Keller, harpsichord
Work by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Muffat, Johan Ulrich Steigleder e.a.